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Fired Up

I have four children. Two of them are very extroverted, loud, and energetic. The other two are quieter, thoughtful, and introverted. There have been times with all of them that we have discussed how the things that make their siblings … Continue reading

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Lent is coming! (Part 1)

  I don’t know about you, but this Lent has sneaked up on me. On Wednesday, the flowers will be taken out of the sanctuary, the vestments will turn to purple, and the austerity of Lent will begin. Time to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

College kids are coming home, Christmas music is already playing on the radio, and the holiday season has begun. As we arrive at this week, which came much more quickly than I thought it would, I look forward and see … Continue reading

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Got Talent?

  This weekend, I heard the parable of the talents. You know, the one where the master leaves three servants with one, three, and five talents (money worth about a year’s wages)? Two of them invest the talents and double … Continue reading

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The Eye of a Needle

I forgot that Monday was a holiday, so “I’ll tell you on Monday” turned into “I’ll tell you on Tuesday.” This weekend, the Gospel was the one about it being easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle … Continue reading

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Epiphany

The wise men brought gifts to Jesus from their treasure.  What treasures do we have?  There are plenty of excuses for not sharing what we have – I’m too young, I don’t have enough money, I’m too busy. The thing … Continue reading

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Fresh Perspective

Have you ever really hung out with a 2 or 3 year old?  Their view of the world is really refreshing.  Things that you have seen every day take on a whole new sense of wonder when they look at … Continue reading

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Stars

I heard Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle) speak this weekend.  Her life has been incredible – homeless occasionally, poor always, bright, pulled herself through college and into a great job, living in Manhattan, successful career, parents living on the streets … Continue reading

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Gifts

Isaiah 11:2 describes the coming messiah and the characteristics he will have. It says “And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge … Continue reading

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